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September 11, 2019

Posted by Communications and Marketing on September 11, 2019

Below you will find suggested Dalhousie University experts who can speak to current topics of regional, provincial, national and international interest for Wednesday, September 11, 2019.

Election 2019
With the federal election set to be called today, Dalhousie has experts who can provide perspective on what the key campaign issues will be, the importance of the youth vote, what the polls are telling us, breaking down debates and more.

Dalhousie Experts: Dr. Lori Turnbull, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; and Dr. Howard Ramos, Professor, Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology.
Research Specialties: Canadian parliamentary governance, political ethics, elections, electoral systems, public engagement, social change and social movements.
Contact: lturnbul@dal.ca or 902-494-6605; and howard.ramos@dal.ca or 902-402-9893.

Shellfish harvesting shutdown across Maritimes in the wake of Hurricane Dorian
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) has announced that a large number of shellfish fisheries in the Maritimes will be closed due to heavy rainfall amounts caused by Hurricane Dorian over the weekend. Dr. Anya Waite is available to discuss the implications the hurricane has had on shellfish and the shellfish industry.

Dalhousie Expert: Dr. Anya Waite, Scientific Director, Ocean Frontier Institute & Dalhousie University Associate Vice-President Research (Ocean)
Research Interests: Nitrogen fluxes in polar oceans and particle dynamics in mesoscale eddies
Contact Information: To set up an interview with Dr. Waite, please contact Mary-Jane Webber at mjwebber@dal.ca or 902-219-1555.